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BioASQ challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering


The BioASQ challenge has 2 tasks: large-scale biomedical semantic indexing (join in February) and biomedical semantic QA (join in March-April).



BioASQ BioASQ challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering

(part of the CLEF 2015 QA track to take place in Toulouse, France, 8-11 September, 2015)

Web site: bioasq.org/
twitter: @bioasq
CLEF-QA site: nlp.uned.es/clef-qa/

The BioASQ challenge consists of two different tasks (Task 3a and Task 3b).

If you are interested in any of the following areas:
  • Large-scale and hierarchical classification
  • Machine learning
  • Semantic Indexing, semantic similarity


then you may want to participate in BioASQ Task 3a (large-scale biomedical semantic indexing).
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task3a.

If you are interested in any of the following areas:
     
  • Question answering from unstructured and structured data
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  • Single and multi-document summarization
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  • Information retrieval and passage retrieval
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  • Semantic indexing, semantic similarity and reasoning
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  • Machine learning, classification, learning to rank
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  • Named-entity recognition and disambiguation
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  • Information extraction, fact checking, relation extraction
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  • Textual entailment
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  • Natural-language generation


then you may want to participate in BioASQ Task 3b (biomedical semantic QA).
More information at http://bioasq.org/participate/challenges#Task3b.

Important dates:
     
  • Task 3a: You can join anytime from February 02, 2015 onwards. New data sets will be released weekly.
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  • Task 3b: You can join on ANY of the following dates:
       
    • March 04, 2015
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    • March 18, 2015
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    • April 01, 2015
    • April 15, 2015
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    • April 29, 2015
Detailed schedule at http://bioasq.org/participate/schedule

Training data for both tasks available at http://participants-area.bioasq.org/

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